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Linlithgow Palace

in Linlithgow off the M9 | Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7GR, Scotland
+44 (0)1506 842 896
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Linlithgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the... more » Owner description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the palace's grand facades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful castle to explore. The kids had a ball exploring all the twists and turns of the palace

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Brownsburg, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This was the only place we visited on this trip that was in ruin. We really enjoy that kind of stuff, so we had a great time exploring it. There are all sorts of twists and turns and staircases so I could see how it would be easy to become disoriented. Luckily there are TONS of windows so if you... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. It is such a lovely place. It really displays the magnificence of the times. Such a great structure built before mechanisation . How did they do it?? Amazing scenery makes for great photos for the memories.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We found this almost by accident & caught if just before last entry. I'm so glad we found it, what a beautiful place!!! Fantastic views and lots of fun trying not to get lost!

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Sunderland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

Totally amazed with this site from the view of the fountain on entering to the maze of passages and stairs.Steeped in history and the birthplace of Scottish Royals be in awe, we were.

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Jurong, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a ruin, unlike Edinburgh and Stirling Castles, but it felt more like a palace and is more cosy than the other two. It has a square compound with an old fountain (which is turned on on Sundays in summer) in the middle of the central courtyard and spiral staircases running up towers at the four corners. Despite it... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Linlithgow Palace is well worth a visit. There are so many places to wander around, you could easily get lost. I am kidding, but there are so much to wander around. If you make it up to the top of the tower, you'll see some good views. The staff were very friendly and new a lot about the palace. The... More

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Linlithgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

clean, well presented, young guides very knowledgeable. Language walkman available for personal tour.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Early morning walk around the town and the loch. Walked up to the Palace and took some great shots. Next visit I'll be spending more time here

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Palace is full of history. It is in a beautiful location, overlooking the loch and just off the High Street.

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